Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2019, as well as the four previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represents nearly $1.26 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2019 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Puente de la Costa Sur N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Butte County Firefighters Burn and Benevolent Fund N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coastside Land Trust San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Children's Gaucher Research Fund N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pepperdine University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
Redwood Coast Medical Services Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 136,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 400
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Georgia Tech Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
North Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
American Diabetes Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Heart Association Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Williams College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 201,450

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Soledad-Mission Recreation District CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Ignite CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Jewish Family & Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Grace 1st Transitional Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Project Access Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Victory Ranch Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Junior Statesman Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 70,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 2,620,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
19 for Life Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Lanai Cat Sanctuary Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Breathe California of Sacramento Emigrant Trails United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,100
History San Jose United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 250
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 1,030,550

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